I got as far through the installation that I got the famous "green screen" when filling out my info and chose to install. After the automatic installation, I'm getting this:
mod_rewrite doesn't appear to be working. Make sure:
mod_rewrite is enabled in your httpd.conf
AllowOverride is enabled for the current path.
Please check these options, then refresh this page.If you believe that your configuration is correct, click here to proceed anyway.
Where is this infamous httpd.conf file residing? If it's any help - I'm hosted with www.godaddy.com
Have you tried to CHMOD the files on your site via FTP? Depending on your FTP application you can just right click the .htaccess and set the permissions to 777. Since I don't use Godaddy I don't know how they work as a host but mod_rewrite is normally set to on if I am not mistaken.
Have you had mod_rewrite problems with other CMS or blogs like Wordpress?
Try that first and let me know if that does not work.
I changed the permission to 777, but it didn't work. I've never had rewrite problems when I previously have installed e.g. Drupal, Joomla!, and Wordpress. These installs went right through (well... nearly:-)
1) On my PC I'm using Win XP professional - on the GOdaddy server, Linux
2) I have now tried to force it through, and all I get is a blank screen (you can take a look at www.makeourstuff.com)
3) Where do I find that mod_rewrite file? In httpd.conf? When I started this topic, I was also asking where the httpd.conf file is.
do you have the problem on windows, on linux, or on both?
mod_rewrite is normally part of httpd.conf.
on windows it should be somewhere like c:\program files\apache software foundation\apache2.2\conf\httpd.conf.
on linux it's a bit more complicated - because it depends on the specific distribution and if you have a management software like confixx, plesk,... that might take care of it. generally start looking in /etc/apache2/. but that's only possible if you have root access...
but i guess it would be easier if you joined us on IRC: http://www.silverstripe.com/irc/